KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled a bogus glove sales ring with the arrest of 10 suspects.
Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob said police conducted a series of raids in Negri Sembilan, Johor, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur on March 15.
"We arrested eight men and two women, including a Mongolian, in these raids.
"Our investigations revealed that the suspects were all involved in the scam syndicate," he said in a statement on Thursday (March 18).
He said police seized 12 mobile phones, 14 ATM cards, two cheque books, various documents, three cars and about RM6,100 cash.
"The syndicate lured its victims by offering to sell gloves at low prices.
"They also duped their victims by using the name of a renowned glove manufacturer in Malaysia to attract buyers locally and from overseas," he said.
He added that the syndicate would demand payment in full, to the tune of millions of ringgit, and would disappear once they receive payment.
"We have classified the case as cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code.
"We advise the public not to fall for cheap deals which cannot be verified.
"You can also use the http://ccid.rmp.gov.my/semakmule/ webpage to check if any accounts you are about to make transactions with are listed for links to fraud cases," he said, adding that those with information on similar cases should contact the CCID Scam Response Center at 03- 2610 1559 or 03-2610 1599.